In it, he described Ward’s level of culpability as being at the lower end of the spectrum, given the circumstances of Bélanger-Dompierre’s death. Ward went to trial before a jury last fall on a charge of second-degree murder, but was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Bélanger-Dompierre was found to have had a toxic level of methamphetamine in his system, Faour said, and Ward had a lower level of the same drug. Ward said Bélanger-Dompierre had raised the weapon and pointed the barrel toward him in jerky motions, causing Ward to panic and shoot. He told police he had not intended to kill him, but had aimed to the right of Bélanger-Dompierre’s head.
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